A comprehensive and innovative partnership
The Aston-Müller partnership is one of the most comprehensive collaborations between a business school and a firm as it encompasses the four main activities of the business school:
Teaching: Müller participates in numerous Aston teaching and learning activities by providing guest speakers for modules and real-life data for pedagogical case studies. This develops the employability skills of Aston students, one of the main strengths of the university.
Research: Müller provides support to Aston research projects through access to real-world data. In exchange Aston shares the latest research results with Müller, providing insightful knowledge for better business.
Student Placement: Müller offers placement and job opportunities to Aston students every year. In exchange, Müller has privileged access to a pool of outstanding students to enrich their team. Once a year, positions are offered through a bespoke competition involving all students in the business school.
Knowledge Transfer: Aston and Müller have also found original ways to share knowledge. Aston academics participate in Müller’s internal Elite Programme and Müller invites Aston staff to job shadow and Aston students to their factory for visits.
Dr Julien Schmitt and Dr Dina Rasolofoarison at Aston, said:
What started with a simple guest speaker invitation has evolved into a multi-module, multi-programme partnership. The feedback received from students and members of staff participating in the different activities is outstanding.”
The Aston-Müller partnership is commensurate with UK Government policy. The UK Government seeks to develop collaboration between universities and companies. This is highlighted in the report “Forging Futures: Building higher skill levels through university and employer collaboration’, published by Universities UK and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills. This report examined how employers and higher education institutions are working together to up-skill the nation’s workforce.
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